Telecom

December 16, 2014

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Vringo Liable for ZTE’s Malaysia Legal Fees After Withdrawal of Action

ZTE Corporation noted the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur today ordered Vringo Infrastructure to bear the legal costs of ZTE Malaysia, after Vringo withdrew an application for an interlocutory injunction against certain ZTE network products with LTE technology in Malaysia.


ZTE is committed to defending a pending lawsuit in Malaysia related to the MY-142706 patent initiated"...

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December 15, 2014

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Telecoms Post minister Derdouri opposes opening of Algerie Telecom’s capital

Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies Zohra Derdouri said Sunday in Algiers that she is against the opening of the capital of Algerie Telecom.

Invited at the Forum of the daily El Moudjahid and in a reply to a question on a possible opening of AT’s share capital, the minister said “personally, I am among those who are against the opening of AT’s capital.”

She pointed out that “a country must have its own operator, for particularly preserving its security and sovereignty,” underlining that a possible opening of AT “is...

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December 15, 2014

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Western Sahara Conference final declaration reaffirms land recovery

The participants in the fifth conference of Algiers on “The Right of People’s to Resistance: The Case of Sahrawi People,” reaffirmed, Sunday in Algiers, the “legitimacy” of the struggle of the Sahrawi people against the Moroccan occupier.

In a final declaration culminating the works of this meeting, the participants encouraged the Sahrawi people to continue their struggle for freedom and dignity and demanded the immediate “release” of all Sahrawi political prisoners, calling for an “impartial investigation” into the cases of the disappeared...

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December 15, 2014

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Consortium led by BC Partners to Acquire PetSmart for $83.00 per Share in Cash

PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83.00 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on July 2, 2014. The consortium includes Funds advised by BC Partners (“the BC Funds”), alongside several of its limited partners, including La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“La Caisse”) and"...

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December 15, 2014

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Thuraya Unveils the Industry’s Best-Value Satellite Phone

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, today launched the industry’s best-value satellite phone, Thuraya XT-LITE. The entry-level satellite phone provides users with instant satellite connectivity at an unbeatable value. The Thuraya XT-LITE is built to make phone calls and send SMS messages in satellite mode anywhere under Thuraya’s comprehensive satellite network.


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December 10, 2014

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Derdouri in Doha at International Telecommunication Union Fair

Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies Zohra Derdouri, accompanied by a delegation of experts, took part in the Fair of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), held in Doha from 7 to 10 December.


The fair of ITU, a specialized institution of the United Nations for information and communication technologies (ICT), brings together eminent"...

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December 7, 2014

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Telecoms Algerian market open for foreign proposals

Algeria is still "open" for any "detailed" proposal from foreign mobile telephone operators seeking to enter the domestic market, Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies Zohra Derdouri said "We are ready to consider all proposals made by any foreign operator wishing to enter the Algerian mobile phone market," Derdouri told reporters in Tamanrasset (1970-km southeast of Algiers).French telephone operators "Orange" and British "Vodafone" have made contacts with Algeria to accede to cellular telephone market in Algeria, she added that"We have received indirect contacts by...

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December 4, 2014

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Thuraya Enhances Partnership Agreement with the ITU to Provide Mobile Satellite Communications for Emergency Response

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator today announced it has increased its commitment to emergency communications response with the donation of Thuraya satellite phones to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Thuraya is providing the ITU with a supplementary stock of XT handsets to enable relief workers and first responders to connect and coordinate efforts during times of emergencies.

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December 1, 2014

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Thuraya Donates Satellite Equipment and Airtime to the Fishermen Association and Red Crescent on the Occasion of the 43rd UAE National Day

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator today announced that it has donated mobile satellite equipment and airtime in support of the Fishermen Association and Red Crescent, Sharjah Branch in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Fishermen Association will receive a Thuraya XT satellite phone to aid in the safety and security of fishermen, while the Red Crescent will receive a Thuraya XT and IP Voyager terminal to support its activities across the region.


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November 30, 2014

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Algeria receives no concrete proposal from Orange to join national market

Algeria hasn’t received a concrete proposal from the French phone operator Orange to enter the Algerian market, said Saturday Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies Zohra Derdouri in an interview with APS.


“We have not received any concrete proposal from Orange to enter the telephony market in Algeria,” said the minister in"...

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